Volunteer this Christmas

“I’ve met some extraordinary people and enjoyed every minute.” Ruth, Caring at Christmas Volunteer

Caring in Bristol believe in community solutions to community problems. Our ambitious Caring at Christmas project brings the city we love together to help make a big impact for homeless and vulnerable people over the festive period.

Our unique pop-up shelter runs from the 24th Dec to the 1st Jan and, for the first time this year, will spread across two city-centre venues. It’s a place for people who are experiencing homelessness this winter to have warmth, shelter, food, wellbeing, support and compassion over the Christmas week.

Caring at Christmas provides support to around 150 people a day and we have over 1000 volunteer opportunities available, which is why we need you to make it happen.

Recently, we’ve been discussing our charity values and we wanted to share them with you:

We work collaboratively

We learn, reflect and educate

We take risks

We get things done, and done well

We stand up and empower

We act with compassion and transparency

We value people and difference

We put prevention first


We’re proud of these values and strive for them to be reflected in everything we do.

If you would like to join us in helping make an impact this Christmas, see below for how to apply to volunteer.

Let’s support people in our city out of homelessness together this Christmas.


Applying for a volunteering role is a two-step process:

1. Click below to sign up to our Caring at Christmas mailing list.

2. You will then receive an email with details about volunteering and a link to apply via our Volunteer Portal.

Volunteer this Christmas

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